...you knew it was coming.
I consider myself blessed with this need to speak my mind on the rights of artists. But, after reading what all is meant by "orphaned works" and moonbeam's lovely journal, [link]
, I find myself in conflict.
ever notice how laws are worded so there can be loopholes? because no one speaks like how a law is worded, it is sometimes just left up to interpretation instead of original intent. i am not sure how this law would affect us all, but i do know one thing.
WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE PIECES OF MINE THAT ARE OUT THERE. those that people claim to not know who did it. then some corporation comes along, and claims "orphaned law" and then they are free to use it however they want? what the hell?
so, you see my issue. it doesnt matter if they do or do not pass this, if they cant fix the original problems with artists rights online. you have to attack the rampant wildfire of online plagiarism before you can try to organize for orphaned works.
i dont know. more thoughts to come as i have to go clothes shopping.
oh and also, check out [link]
's journal for an mp3 on the whole subject